Current Development of 6 Ocean Front Townhouses | Pompano Beach, FL | Rex Nichols Architects
DESIGN LEADER: ALEX PENNA & REX NICHOLS
LOCATION: BRINY AVE, POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA
PROJECT AREA: 24,700 SF
NUMBER OF STORIES: 4
WHY ARCHITECT AS DEVELOPER
Most people connect contemporary architecture with iconic buildings such as Herzog and de Meuron's Russia56 Leonard., Herzog & de Meuron, which share a sculptural geometric forms, playful layouts, and innovative facades to create structures that continuously provoke, challenge, and inspire. The name of the game in contemporary architecture is audacity, to distinguish itself from conventional architecture through new architectural ideas, with an emphasis on visual impact and animated elements that flow with the environment.
Alex Penna, Lead Contemporary Designer, LEED AP, and Business Partner at RNA comments "We all revere mid-century architects such as Mies van der Rohe, but there is so much more to offer in this new era of contemporary design, free of restriction. Finally, architects can create a building as sculptural art, there is nothing that can hold back a great design, and this is a remarkable artistic movement for architects. The mantra "form follows function" no longer applies." Penna explains that he had his first taste of contemporary architecture while working for his revered architectural firms, Rem Kool Haas O.M.A., Foster + Partners, and Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Rex Nichols Architects is on a mission to introduce contemporary architecture as an innovative and fresh artistic expression for residential design. We think the best approach is to become a developer. RNA wants to be fully immersed in the contemporary art movement and will not compromise on its ability to lead the direction of architecture. Without RNA’s control over budget, style, architectural language, layout, interior design, lighting, landscape design, sustainability, and quality of construction and materials, a client unfamiliar with contemporary design may set aside the bold and audacious visual impact of contemporary architecture.
RNA is offering exciting investment opportunities with its Architect as Developer business model. For our investors, RNA Architects + Developers shares financial gains and a high rate of return. The Architect has a vision for the project. The Developer has the knowledge of the community and access to the construction trades. By combining the roles of the Architect & Developer there is a singular aesthetic vision, sensitivity to the natural environment, knowledge of prevailing client tastes, faster decision making, experience with high-tech sustainable building materials, project management, and access to preferred contractors.